Cleaning exhaust for the first time

No, I was just paranoid about it. It really isn’t a big deal, and I’ve had it off a few more times to clean.
Here is the thread of my adventure.
I was most uneasy about the amount of force it took to pry the big plastic tabs far enough to release. The piece is chromed plastic and is quite strong. Just about the time you decide not to pry any harder it pops loose. You need to work from one end progressively toward the other. It helps to insert something thin between the top and the case to prevent the tabs reseating as you work on the next one. There are three tabs and three screws that secure the top.

A word of caution, if you have any warranty left I would advise against doing it. (Oh, I see you’ve been around since '16)